Long Kimono Dressy/Causal-Silver/Gold

Long Kimono Dressy/Causal-Silver/Gold

How many modern kimonos do you have? I’ll have to admit that until this past January, I had zero. When these easy to wear pieces (and I think just a little Boho) first started showing up about three years ago, I decided to let the trend pass. But now, I’m wondering if this trend is [...]

Collecting Vintage Rodo Handbags

Collecting Vintage Rodo Handbags

Do you collect anything? Most of us probably have collected items to celebrate or favorite holidays but do you have a collection that reflects something that you personally like? A group of blogging buddies and I have created posts today about things we have collected. You need to check out Justine's of The Tea Check [...]

My Sew-Sew Life/Living On the Selvages

My Sew-Sew Life/Living On the Selvages

Starting at the Very Beginning One of my favorite projects in all my years of teaching K-12 Art was a “Design a Kimono” unit that I developed for my 5th graders. Among the reference materials that I put together were vintage kimono fabric pieces that I found on eBay. It was important to me that [...]

Black and White and Striped All Over

Black and White and Striped All Over

During the middle ages, clothing with stripes signified bad. Illustrations then of Judas, lepers, heretics, and the devil often revealed them wearing striped clothing. People who dared to wear "the devil's cloth," might be harassed or even murdered. Eventually, clothing with stripes came to identify criminals and prostitutes, the lower levels of society. Finally, during [...]